Evaluating Each Suns Backcourt Player After 21 Games

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Gerald Green

Dec 4, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Phoenix Suns shooting guard Gerald Green (14) shoots during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Suns defeated the Rockets 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Stats: 27.2 MPG, 12.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.3 APG,  0.436 FG%, 0.366 3P%

Gerald Green was the more proven of the two players the Suns acquired from Indiana. His year with the Pacers certainly didn’t inspire confidence that he would make such a significantly positive impact. He’s also technically a small forward, but all his time and starts at the 2 landed him here.

Green has been excellent this year. He hoists up threes at a ridiculous rate, and isn’t too bad at hitting them. That said, with this style of play comes a night of ugly numbers or two. After Jared Dudley was traded, the Suns were without a sharpshooter to knock down the three ball.  Green certainly wasn’t marked as a three-point threat, but that’s exactly what he has become. Now that Green has returned to the bench, his production has declined, and we’ll have to see how he adjusts to a sixth man role.

He’s also a ton of fun to watch. His dunking ability is fantastic, and he loves to get creative with his slams.

Not only is he an effective offensive asset for the Suns, but when he gets hot, he is worth the ticket price to a Suns game.

Grade: A